"Mustard Seed Garden" - Bamboo Brush Painting

Ever wanted to know how to paint wonderful bamboo? Try this Chinese brush painting book. Based on a traditional series of instructional brush painting books widely used in China and Japan this beautiful manual teaches you how to create wonderful bamboo-themed brushworks - or it just nourishes your inspiration. Suitable for Sumi-e, Ink and Wash and Fineline Painting.


Mustard Seed Garden - teaching book for brush painting bamboo

Style: Sumi-e, Fineline 
Main Content: Bamboo
Edition Information: Chinese, 101 pages, 8.0 in x 12.0 in / 20.0 cm x 30.0 cm, softcover


This book, out of the Mustard Seed Garden series, focuses on bamboo, and is divided into two separate parts. The first part focuses on sketches of individual parts of the bamboo plant, which will allow the artist to learn how to paint the smallest details of each of the parts that make up the bamboo. The second portion of the book, however, features water-colored paintings of bamboo.

This second section is great because it provides examples on not only how to draw the bamboo, but also how to structure and color your paintings. Additionally, this section can be used for study and inspiration for years to come.

One of the plants known as the Four Gentlemen, bamboo is one of the most revered and widely used subjects of Chinese art.